Published April 9, 2021

Customized backgrounds in Microsoft Teams meeting video coming to mobile devices

Reference ID: MC249625

MC249625 – If you have enabled this feature for Teams desktop apps, users will be able blur their background in a video meeting or call or replace the background with an image.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82234 

When this will happen

  • iOS: rollout began early April and should be complete mid-April 
  • Android: rollout begins early May and should be complete mid-May

How this will affect your organization

Users will be able to add backgrounds to their meetings and calls on mobile devices; the feature respects the same policies as desktop backgrounds.

What you need to do to prepare

Mobile devices respect the policies that are in place for Teams desktop apps via the VideoFiltersMode parameter.

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate. 

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